|CHROMOPHYTA : DICTYOTALES : Dictyotaceae||BROWN ALGAE|
Description: Frands to 30 cms long, branches flat and 1 - 2 cms wide with a narrow midrib. Branches thin and dichotomous, readily tearing at the margins.
Habitat: Rare. Sublittoral locally abundant.
Distribution: South-western distribution in the British Isles from south-west England, around Ireland except the east coast, south-west Scotland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Europe: Mediterranean, Azores, Portugal, Atlantic coasts of Spain and France. Further afield: Jamacia, Canary Islands, Mauritania and wesrt coast Africa.
Similar Species: Species of Fucus may appear similar but Dictyopteris is not thick and leatherly.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map from NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.
|Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Dictyopteris polypodioides (Stackhouse) Batters. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZR4520 Accessed on 2017-12-11
|Copyright © National Museums of Northern Ireland, 2002-2015|